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Iowa LGBTQ Media Guide Released in Recognition of Pride Month

One Iowa is proud to work in a joint effort with Transformations Iowa, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, GLAAD, and Progress Iowa to release the annual Iowa LGBTQ Media Guide to provide accurate information and encourage appropriate representation of the LGBTQ community in the media.

During the celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month in June, and all year long, it is crucial to have appropriate representation of the LGBTQ community in the media.The Iowa LGBTQ Media Guide has been compiled as a resource for local press and community leaders, using local and national expertise.

Included in the guide, which can be viewed by clicking here, are an overview of the LGBTQ community in Iowa, including demographics, a background on Iowa laws, and best practices for LGBTQ coverage, including a glossary of common terms.

This guide is meant to provide a foundation of understanding, as well as a starting point for contacts in the LGBTQ community as well as elected officials. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive glossary of language used within the LGBTQ community, nor is it a prescriptive guide for LGBTQ people.